Edward Jones

  www.edwardjones.com
  www.edwardjones.com
There are newer employer reviews for Edward Jones

1 person found this helpful  

One size fits all training doesn't fit me.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Support, lifestyle, company morals. Branch set up.

Cons

Training is the same for everyone regardless of experience or level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't cater to the mediocre.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

925 Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hardest work I've ever done

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You'll ultimately be given your own office to run with significant autonomy. A chance to build and run your own business with minimum interference. Technical support when called upon is generally positive, prompt, and quite helpful.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as glowing as advertised. Significant dropout rate of new advisors in first 3 years. Lots of pressure for you to help recruit new advisors. Training geared towards selling rather than building strong portfolios for clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tendency to describe those who leave as slackers who just didn't work hard enough...as in, yes their is turnover but we're losing those who really weren't willing to do the work. Don't significantly raise goals in the midst of a significant economic downturn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor FACD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training one of the best programs in the industry for training financial advisors. Jones paid for licenses in securities and insurance. Provided educational courses both in classroom and online with experienced financial advisors.
    Great support from specialist in home offices in Arizona and St. Louis.
    Clients love the face to face relationship they are able to develop knowing their financial advisor is located locally withing their community. As an advisor we focus on meeting clients financial goals short term and long term. Building a great relationship with the client in the community allows us to help our clients meet those goals.
    Managing your own office, you can't put a price on it!

    Cons

    Long hours but if the most is made of your time the pay is amazing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update online capabilities for both employees and clients, completely move away from the green screen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Edward Jones

Work at Edward Jones? Share Your Experiences

Edward Jones

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.